Trade Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has maintained his innocence in the alleged plot to assassinate Deputy President William Ruto.
Speaking at his rural home in Muthara, Meru County over the weekend, Munya said he is not a murderer. He said the allegations levelled against him are part of a political witch-hunt.
“I came home to defend myself because you might think I have become a murderer,” he said at a funeral.
“I am here to assure you that I have not changed. I cannot be found in a gathering of murderers. As a Njuri Ncheke elder, I know how to respect the sanctity of life.”
“This is all made up. It is false witness against me, just like Jezebel did to Naboth because she wanted to grab his vineyard. This is a plot against us but God is with us. This is a political plot,” he was quoted by Nation.
The CS added that when he received summons from DCI boss George Kinoti via SMS, he first thought the message was from conmen at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison.
Mr Munya noted they will not record statements until a formal complaint is filed.
“We insist that we will meet again and again, not only at [Hotel] La Mada but elsewhere in Kenya because we have a right as Kenyans. We have not plotted to kill anyone but if he records a statement, we will go back to respond.”
Munya explained that President Uhuru Kenyatta tasked him with coordinating Mt Kenya development talks after legislators decried slow delivery of projects.
He said other meetings had been taking place at Weston Hotel and other venues.
“I first held a meeting with MPs and then called all ministers, parastatal heads and other government officials, all totalling 45. We had met four times before the alleged assassination plot emerged,” he said.